Embattled House Speaker Glen Casada announces plans to resign

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN)- Just one day after the Tennessee Republican Caucus held a “no confidence” vote on House Speaker Glen Casada, Casada issued a statement revealing his plans to resign from his leadership position.

“When I return to town on June 3, I will meet with Caucus leadership to determine the best date for me to resign as Speaker so that I can help facilitate a smooth transition.”

Governor Bill Lee said Monday he’s prepared to call a special session if Speaker Casada doesn’t resign and issued another statement on Tuesday following Casada’s announcement.

MORE: Gov. Lee says he’s prepared to call special session if Casada doesn’t resign

Gov. Lee released a statement after the House Caucus held a “no confidence” vote Monday. 

“Today House Republicans sent a clear message, and I’m prepared to call a special session if the Speaker doesn’t resign.”

The Tennessee House Republican Caucus voted 45-24 Monday for a “no confidence” resolution for House Speaker Glen Casada. 

SEE ALSO: Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada calls lewd texts ‘locker room talk’

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